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I have been having severe panic attacks. I am currently

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I have been having severe panic attacks. I am currently waiting to hear back from PA schools and I haven't slept in 5 days. what do i do.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I pace back and forth

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 9 months ago
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Hi, thanks for writing. My name is***** sounds like you are a student somewhere? I would head to the student health services (or your own doctor) asap to talk to someone about a short-term prescription for a benzodiazepine so you can get some immediate relief from your anxiety and hopefully break the cycle of panic/anxiety enough to sleep.

When are you expecting to hear from your PA programs?

-Leah

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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 9 months ago

Hi, just checking back to see how you are doing?

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